Trillium Book Award 25th Anniversary Contest

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Trillium Book Award – the province’s award honouring literary excellence by Ontario authors. Open Book is marking the 25th anniversary of the award with a fabulous online contest. Readers are invited to participate in the celebration by voting online for their personal favourite Trillium Award-winning book. The contest runs until March 28, 2012.

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TD National Reading Campaign: Joy of Reading Drops in Ontario Schools

The December, 2011 “Reading for Joy” report from People for Education reveals that while reading scores have increased in elementary school, children’s enjoyment of reading has gone down. The percentage of students in grade 3 who report they “like to read” has dropped from 75% in 1998/99 to 50% in 2010/11 and the number of students in grade 6 who “like to read” fell from 65% to 50% during the same period.

These findings are very troubling for the National Reading Campaign, a coalition of Canadians working to ensure that Canada remains a nation of readers.

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Don’t Miss the Second Annual Culture Days September 30 to October 2, 2011!

With over 1200 activities in 170 communities, Culture Days will be in just about every corner of this province – from major urban areas to small towns and rural counties.  In only year two, the Culture Days movement is connecting communities across Canada in a celebration of arts and culture.

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